Falcons solid all the way around

By Jim Fuller jfuller@civitasmedia.com

April 10, 2014

EAST BEND — Rachel Davis enters her 10th season with the Forbush softball program — her fifth as the head coach — with tempered expectations.

“I expect to do well in our conference,” Davis said last week. “We have a very tough conference to play in.

“I’ll be surprised if anybody goes undefeated.”

Except for Carver, all members of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference made the playoffs last year. In fact, they all made the second round of the playoffs.

The Falcons will be formidable at the plate, Davis said. “We’ve got a lot of power,” she said. “We’ve got a lot of speed.

“Our defense is solid, too. We have a solid infield and a quick outfield.”

Only five players return from a year ago.

Forbush was 6-2 going into Tuesday’s doubleheader with Carver. They hosted Starmount Wednesday and will travel to face Surry Central Friday. Friday’s game at Surry Central is varsity only and will start at 6 p.m.

Forbush softball at a glance

Coach: Rachel Davis, 5th year

Conference: Western Piedmont Athletic Conference

Class: 2A

Returnees: Regan Gentry, Savannah Yale, Taylor Wooten, Mallory Choplin, Savannah Henry.

Newcomers: Logan Wood, Sydney Miller, Allison Mitchell, Kayla Shore, Marissa Lineberry, Makayla Matthews, Alex Wingler, Olivia Wingler.

Jim Fuller may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @elkinareasports.